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March 2017

Cesar Chavez National Holiday

March 31

An official holiday in six states and dozens of cities and counties throughout the United States, this day honors the life, work, and values of activist Cesar E. Chavez with a day of service and learning.

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April 2017

Senior Corps Week

April 4

Conceived during John F. Kennedy's presidency, Senior Corps currently links more than 360,000 Americans to service opportunities. Their contributions of skills, knowledge, and experience make a real difference to individuals, nonprofits, and faith-based and other community organizations throughout the United States.

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Measuring the Value of Volunteers

April 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Telling the story of volunteer engagement in your organization is more than just tracking hours. In this webinar we’ll look at various ways to track the value of volunteers, from the dollar value to the impact and stories of success achieved through volunteer efforts. Presented by Bonnie Andrews, Volunteer Milwaukee Manager, Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee. Register here Webinars are open to all and free to attend.

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National Volunteer Week in Canada

April 23 - April 29

Held to coincide with the American National Volunteer Week dates, Volunteer Canada provides support and media materials to recognize Canadian volunteering.

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National Volunteer Week in the USA

April 23 - April 29

National Volunteer Week, always held in the third week of April unless the spring religious holidays coincide, has been celebrated annually since the 1970s, though its visibility has been reduced by the new "Seasons of Service" calendar of events throughout the year. Now sponsored by the Points of Light Institute and run by its HandsOn Network.

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May 2017

2017 WVCA Conference

May 4 - May 5
Chula Vista, 2501 River Road
WI Dells, WI 53965 United States
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Register here for the 48th Annual WVCA Conference! To read about keynote speakers, break out sessions, and to view the schedule, access the brochure here. Late registration will remain open until April 19, 2017 and no refunds will granted after this date. Registration Prices: Late registration (April 4-April 19) for WVCA members: $150 Late registration (April 4-April 19) for non-members: $175 Registration includes: Keynote speakers Choice of workshops Materials & handouts Networking opportunities Two breakfasts & two lunches Access to…

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Join Hands Day

May 6

In the U.S., Join Hands Day is a nationwide volunteer day (sponsored by America's Fraternal Benefit Societies) aiming to bring young people together with adults to create new and better relationships by working as a team within their own neighborhoods.

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June 2017

2017 Conference on Volunteering and Service

June 19 @ 8:00 am - June 21 @ 5:00 pm
Seattle, WA,

Points of Light's Conference on Volunteering and Service is the largest service-related convening of nonprofit, government, business and civic leaders in the world. Each year, thousands of people who care about the future of volunteer service convene in one place - to learn from, share with and get inspired by one another- to work together to increase the number of volunteers in the world and the impact of the work they do. Early bird registration begins February 24 and is…

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July 2017

2017 National Summit on Volunteer Engagement Leadership: Mapping Our Future, Strengthening Our Voice

July 26 - July 28
Hamline University, St. Paul, MN United States + Google Map

Advance your own knowledge and skills while helping to discover how together we can build a new national presence for leaders of volunteer engagement, tackle the issues that affect our work, and ultimately improve our community impact. National Summit highlights include: More than 100 breakout sessions to increase your own professional development, taught by experts in the field. A variety of innovative approaches to learning and collaborating from electronic polling and graphic facilitation to improv comedy and Open Space technology!…

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September 2017

National Day of Service and Remembrance

September 11

In the U.S., September 11th has now been officially designated as the National Day of Service and Remembrance under the 2009 Serve America Act and the Corporation for National and Community Service coordinates it. In addition, 9/11 Day (http://www.911day.org (link is external)), "Tomorrow Together," also offers resources.

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